Tuesday, April 03, 2012

fast food slow craft

This salad is my idea of fast food. Made with Ceres Organics super grain mix - white, red, black quinoa and amaranth - it is lunch on the run worth sitting down for.

When I'm in a quinoa mood I cook enough for a few serves and keep it in the fridge, then I can have it as a quick porridge for breakfast or as the base for a salad at lunch or dinner.

The salad above goes like this:

Quinoa amaranth mix
Avocado roughly chopped
Cherry tomatoes halved
A tin of tuna
Fresh basil
Dulse flakes
A simple dressing of lemon juice and olive oil

Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss until dressing is evenly distributed. So quick! I vary the ingredients with whatever is in the fridge or garden, carrot sticks or sometimes grated carrot and beetroot, spring onion, capsicum...you get the picture. I made one for dinner last night with vegies roasted in cumin and then made a garlic, lemon juice and olive dressing with just a smidgen of fresh chilli.

With all that spare time (ha ha) you have from making a quick nutritious lunch, you can spend the afternoon doing Easter craft.

You'll find a whole list of inspiration from felted chickens to decoupaged eggs in the right side bar on DesignMom.

On the Angry Chicken blog you'll find these gorgeous coiled fabric baskets.

And for some local Aussie crafting talent and inspiration visit Handmade Life. Even if your idea of Easter craft is rolling the coloured foil from all the chocolate eggs you've been eating into balls and you can't see yourself creating paper mache egg decorations, do take a look for the visual satisfaction.

Hop to it. Sorry. I wonder if I can come up with an Easter related pun each day this week :)

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